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Starting Tips

In message <348717BB.3AB3@iname.com> Paul Kuettel writes:

> Suspect: 1988 5KTQ
> Symptom: Difficult starting.  New alternator, good battery, cranks fine.
> Dilemma: REALLY tough to start last nite, but risked sending my nervous
> wife on a 2 mile journey to City Hall for her council meeting.  Would
> not start two hours later.  Coughed a time or two, otherwise just turned
> over and over and over....

First thing to do is pull the codes.  Spin the engine for five seconds, leave 
the ignition on, and pull the ECU codes.
The odds are _very_ good that it will tell you why it isn't starting.  If it 
doesn't know, it's gross air leakage or fuel.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club